A one-day course providing the latest and cutting-edge information about greenhouse crop production.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Reiman Gardens - Garden Room
1215 University Blvd, Ames, Iowa 50011

 

Target audience

This event is for any and all greenhouse growers, including the commercial, research, and public sectors.

 

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has approved the ISU Greenhouse Short Course as a continuing instruction course for commercial pesticide applicator categories 3O, 3G, and 10 for calendar year 2018

Applicators must attend the entire program to receive a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course.

An additional fee of $35 is charged for those seeking recertification. Please select this option during online registration if you are seeking recertification.


Curriculum and schedule

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Time Topic
8:00 am Registration check-in
8:30 Introductions, pre-survey
8:45 Avoid pH issues: The finer points of managing acidity of your growing medium – Dr Paul Fisher, professor and Extension specialist, Floriculture, University of Florida
9:30 Current management techniques for control of thrips, aphids and whiteflies – Dr Luis Canas, associate professor, Entomology, The Ohio State University
10:15 Break
10:30 Equipment calibration, safe application techniques, drift reduction and phytotoxicity – Dr Mark Shour, extension program specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Iowa State University
11:15 Calcium: A tool to reduce Botrytis infection – Dr Jim Faust, associate professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 Labor, automation and space use: Options to improve profitability in a competetive climate – Dr Paul Fisher, professor and Extension specialist, Floriculture, University of Florida
1:30 Using biopesticides to manage greenhouse pests – Dr Luis Canas, associate professor, Entomology, The Ohio State University
2:15 Break
2:30 Poinsettia tips and tricks: From propagation to post-harvest – Dr Jim Faust, associate professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
3:15 Fertilizing containerized specialty annual bedding plants – Chris Currey, assistant professor, Horticulture, Iowa State University
3:45 Closing comments, post-program survey
4:00 Course adjourns

Course sponsors

 

Course location

The course will be held at Reiman Gardens, 1215 University Blvd, Ames, Iowa. Class will be held in the Garden Room.

 

 



Registration

Register online

Registrations are not accepted by phone. Please use the link above to register using a credit card.

Cost:
Early registration (prior to midnight, Oct 15) - $60
Late registration (prior to midnight, Oct 26) - $75
Options: applicator recertification - $35 additional fee

Registration fee includes lunch and breaks listed on the program and course materials.

Date:
Friday, November 2, 2018

Times:
Registration check-in 8:00 am, November 2, 2018.
Program begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.

Location:
Reiman Gardens - Garden Room, 1215 University Blvd, Ames, Iowa 50011. Parking is available in designated areas adjacent to the gardens entrance.


Deadlines:
Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be completed online prior to midnight, October 26.

Class size is limited to 120 and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.

Cancellation and refunds:
Registration is final. There will be no refunds of registration fees for this course. Substitutions will be allowed.

Confirmation:
Registration receipts are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Program contact

Chris Currey
assistant professor, Horticulture
(515) 294-1917
ccurrey@iastate.edu